As I've alluded too, this particular year has been one big, fat financial struggle. It's not been pretty--as a matter of fact, folks who were homeschooling out of less than an utter conviction to do so probably would have packed the kids off to school and gotten a real job to make ends meet.
Because meeting, they're not.
Anyhow, we've managed. God has provided at the perfect time in each circumstance that has arisen. No money for shoes? Friend J. has an extra pair that Logan can borrow. In need of cool air in a heat wave? We've got two awesome fans you can use. Running low on food in the pantry? How about dinner at our house tonight, guys? And on and on.
So I shouldn't have been surprised when God provided yet again, right? But here I am, awed and blessed and just absolutely humbled.
Now, I knew that this was an incredible deal. But I also knew that the chances of me getting $200 together at once were slim to none. So I replied, saying that I was very interested in buying the Core, but letting her know that I would only be able to make payments, not send one big check. I expected her to say that she had other offers, honestly, and move on.
Instead, this wonderful Christian woman told me that she would send the books ("so you have them when you're ready for school to start") and that I could pay her as I could.
Can you believe that?
I still can't get over the heart of this woman--and her generous response to my admission of being waaay short on cash--and the goodness of God to provide for His people. We serve an awesome God.